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Saturday, 14 January 2012

Narcissism and the Costa Concordia

Men did not make room for women and children  Click here for eyewitness report.

Check this out. Chivalry is dead. Some of us have known this for a long time. Men did not make room for women and children.

Men are no longer men, but boys. This is the triumph of narcissism. It does not matter whether they were fathers not wanting to leave their wives and children. Sacrifice is asked of the mature and the brave. The West is dead...if chivalry and sacrifice are no longer automatic responses to crises.

3 comments:

Anita Moore said...

Yes, chivalry is dead. Men no longer give up their seats for women, even old ladies and pregnant women. Men no longer give a woman any sort of precedence. I have had men call me the filthiest names right to my face. In former times, a man who dared to do such a thing would have had his lights punched out. And nowhere is chivalry more dead than airport security, where outrages against women are institutionalized. The mad dash to save our miserable hides does not reflect a civilized order.

The causes for all this are many, but I think we have the radical feminists to thank in large part for it. We also have, I believe, the widespread acceptance of contraceptives to thank. Pope Paul VI predicted that the objectification of women would follow in the wake of such acceptance, and he was right.

Judged By What I Do said...

Not all men are bad. Most of those men are taken by good women, as the saying behind a great man, theres a great woman.

Supertradmum said...

The Catholic Herald article this morning on the brave chaplain of the ship shows a hero. Here is the link and one quotation: http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2012/01/16/chaplain-helps-survivors-of-cruise-ship-disaster/

He said as he realised the ship was in serious peril he had two things at the forefront of his mind: protecting the valuables, which the staff had entrusted to him, and protecting the Blessed Sacrament.

When the first explosion was heard during dinner, Fr Rafaeli said, “he felt immediately that something was very, very wrong”, according to Fr Giacomo. He immediately went to the chapel to pray and 40 minutes later, when he realised the “abandon ship” alarm was sounding, he consumed the Eucharist and locked the staff’s valuables, including jewellery and money, in a safe.